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Book Title: Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir|
Format files: PDF
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v The author of the book: Tre Miller Rodriguez
Edition: She Writes Press
Date of issue: March 5th 2013
ISBN 13: 9781938314209
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Read full description of the books Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir:This book earned an esteemed place on my bookshelf because of its unexpectedly searing, shamelessly raw storytelling. As though sitting with a friend and recounting the story for the first time, Miller Rodríguez deftly unravels these 12+ months following Alberto's death without sentimentality or fear of judgement. She does not try to turn her husband into a martyr, nor she give in to playing the role of the victim. She presents herself, Alberto and their marriage nakedly—warts and all, when necessary. Many memoirs indulge in saccharine-sweet nostalgia, woe-is-me pity or a dramatic sense of triumph. Tré's memoir recounts, in turn, sweet, sad and victorious moments—but not in a way that causes cavities. Her emotions are real—she is angry, she is forlorn, she is hopeful, she is confused (often all at once), and as readers, we're taken on a goosebump-inducing, heartbreaking ride.
Her story reads as unedited in so many refreshing ways. We are invited to read the details of her journey that are cringe-worthy, tear-worthy, laughter-worthy—details that would let you judge her, if you so choose. But Tré's honesty, and willingness to be judged, inspire introspection more than they demand critique. Rather than sitting by as spectators, readers of "Splitting the Difference" will wind up asking themselves how they might respond if in a similar situation. And although we'd all like to think that, somehow, our each and every move would be equal parts grief, respect and healing, Tré's book reminds us how easily those three emotions become entwined, proving that there is no right answer to how we continue to live our life in the face of tragedy.
Loss, like love, is curiously both universal and unique. For as much as we each experience them differently, "Splitting the Difference" serves as a smart, insightful, and ultimately uplifting reminder that, like two strangers meeting at New York's Soho House, there is a greater commonality to our experiences than we might have thought.
Read information about the authorAs a young publicist, Tré Miller Rodríguez fell in love with a 30-something Cuban ad exec and married him on the eighth date. Their love story—and his sudden death four years later—became the inspiration for "Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir" and her popular blog, WhiteElephantInTheRoom.com. An award-winning copywriter and UC Berkeley graduate, Tré’s essays have appeared in The New York Times, Manhattan Magazine and on HuffingtonPost.com. She lives in New York City and overshares on Twitter.
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